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RE: Definition of baseline

From: Christophe Strobbe <christophe.strobbe@esat.kuleuven.be>
Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2006 17:17:11 +0100
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At 19:54 22/02/2006, David MacDonald wrote:
<blockquote>
Do we need to say "Government entities", why not just "Government". It's
awkward to and redundant to have the second occurrence of "entities", I
suggest.
</blockquote>

Government (especially when written with uppercase G) usually refers to
the government of a state, but local governments can also set baselines.
Does "government bodies" sound better? How about just "governments"?

<proposal>
Note 4: Examples of entities that may set baselines that an author has to
follow include the author, a company, a customer and governments.
</proposal>

This makes it more obvious that we have three singular forms followed by
a plural form. We won't get high grades for writing style.

Regards,

Christophe


>-----Original Message-----
>From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On Behalf
>Of Christophe Strobbe
>Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2006 7:45 AM
>To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
>Subject: RE: Definition of baseline
>
>
>
>Davic MacDonald wrote:
><blockquote>
><Gregg's_propsal>
>  >>>NOTE 4: Some examples of entities that may set baselines that an author
>may have to follow include the author, a company, a customer and government
>entities.
></Gregg's_propsal>
>
>I don't think the author should be included as an entity that the author
>may have to follow. I would break this out to a separate sentence. I don't
>think the second occurrence of "entities" is necessary. So, I would say:
>
><amended_proposal>
>  >>NOTE 4: Some examples of entities that may set baselines that an author
>may have to follow include a company, a customer and government. In some
>situations the author may set the baseline.
></amended_proposal>
></blockquote>
>
>At 16:35 22/02/2006, Gregg Vanderheiden responded:
><blockquote>
>(...)But the author is in fact one person who may (have to) set a baseline.
>They would then have to go by it when creating pages.  If no one else sets
>one, they can't conform without setting one - could they?
></blockquote>
>
>I agree. If no baseline is set by a government, company or customer, the
>developer has to define it. He has to turn the baseline implied by his
>choice of technologies into an explicit statement.
>
>I also think that note 4 can drop the word "some" (implied by "include")
>and the second "may" (following the baseline is not meant to be optional).
>So it would become:
><proposal>
>Note 4: Examples of entities that may set baselines that an author has to
>follow include the author, a company, a customer and government entities.
></proposal>
>
>Regards,
>
>Christophe Strobbe

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